School holiday trout stocking

Ahead of the school holidays, 'ready-to-catch' rainbow trout are stocked into lakes around Melbourne and regional centres.

The rainbow trout stocked are advanced yearlings and are suitable to be caught immediately. Rainbow trout are a good option for children or those trying fishing for the first time, because they are relatively easy to catch and take a variety of baits and lures.

This stocking program aims to encourage families to go fishing, particularly during school holidays.

Anglers are reminded that a daily bag limit of five trout applies, of which only two can exceed 35 centimetres.

Fish stocking is funded by recreational fishing licence fees and the State Government's $46 million Target One Million plan, which aims to get more people fishing, more often.

School holiday family fishing waters

Water

1st Term (April)
Predicted

2nd Term (July)
Predicted

3rd Term (Sept)
Predicted

Gone Fishing Day (14 Oct)
Predicted

Albert Park Lake

0

1500

1500

0

Alexandra Lake (Ararat)

0

300

300

0

Allans Flat Dredge Hole

0

750

750

0

Anderson Lake (Chiltern)

0

500

500

0

Arboretum Dam (Euroa)

0

300

300

0

Bannockburn Lagoon (Bannockburn)

0

300

300

0

Bartlett Lake (Tatura)

0

150

150

0

Berwick Springs Estate Lake

0

750

750

0

Calembeen Lake (Creswick)

0

200

200

0

Casey Fields Lake (Cranbourne)

0

750

750

750

Cato Lake (Stawell)

0

300

600

0

Caulfield Racecourse Lake

0

300

300

0

Cobden Lake (Cobden)

0

300

300

0

Coleraine Lagoon (Coleraine)

0

300

300

0

Crusoe Reservoir (Bendigo)

0

450

450

0

Darlingsford Lake (Melton)

0

500

500

0

Don Lake (Healesville)

0

400

400

0

Dunkeld Arboretum (Dunkeld)

0

200

200

0

Eildon Pondage Weir (Eildon)

200 (plus 50 ex-brood stock)

Will receive a total of 14,000 ready-to-catch trout over the salmonid season

Will receive a total of 14,000 ready-to-catch trout over the salmonid season

Will receive a total of 14,000 ready-to-catch trout over the salmonid season

Emerald Lake

0

500

500

0

Esmond Lake (Ballarat)

0

250

250

0

Ess Lagoon (Casterton)

0

500

500

0

Felltimber Creek Wetlands (Wodonga)

0

600

600

0

Foletti Caravan Park Lake (Donald)

0

350

350

0

Forest Lake (Kangaroo Flat)

0

200

200

0

Garfield Lake (Garfield)

0

250

250

0

Glenlyon Dam (Glenlyon, Victoria)

0

200

200

0

Goldfields Reservoir (St Arnaud)

0

0

200

0

Gold Course Dam (Longwood)

0

300

300

0

Great Western Racing Recreation Reserve Lake (Great Western)

0

0

200

0

Guthridge Lake (Sale)

0

250

250

0

Haddon Reservoir (Haddon)

0

200

200

0

Hanging Rock Lake (Woodend)

0

300

300

0

Hayfield Racecourse Lake (Heyfield)

0

300

300

0

Hyland Lake (Churchill)

0

800

800

800

Jack Emmett Lagoon (Rupanyup)

0

0

350

0

Jubilee Lake (Daylesford)

0

200

200

0

Jubilee Lake (Skipton)

0

200

200

0

Karkarook Lake (Moorabbin)

2000

2000

2000

2000

Kennington Reservoir (Strathdale)

0

500

500

0

Les Stone Park Lake (Wodonga)

0

300

300

0

Lethbridge Lake (Lethbridge)

0

300

300

0

Lilliput Lane Reserve (Pakenham)

0

100

100

0

Lilydale Lake (Lilydale)

0

1000

1000

0

Lismore Golf Club Dam

0

200

200

0

Marma Lake (Murtoa)

0

350

350

0

Marysville Lake (Marysville)

450

450

450

0

Merriwa Park Lake (Wangaratta)

0

200

200

0

Minyip Wetlands (Minyip)

0

0

200

0

Mooroopna Recreation Reserve Lake (Mooroopna)

0

150

150

0

Morwell Lake (Morwell)

0

750

750

0

Mount Beauty Pondage

1500

0

0

0

Navan Park Lake (Melton)

0

600

600

 

Neanger Lake (Eaglehawk)

0

300

300

0

Nhill Lake (Nhill)

0

0

200

0

Numurkah Lake

0

200

200

0

Old Hamilton Reservoir (Hamilton)

0

200

200

0

Pakenham Lake (Pakenham)

0

750

750

0

Pertobe Lake (Warrnambool)

0

450

450

0

Police Paddock Dams (Horsham)

0

450

450

0

Quarry Street Reserve Lake (Trentham)

0

200

0

0

Rowville Lakes (Rowville)

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Roxburgh Park Lakes (Roxburgh Park)

0

400

400

0

Saint Augustine's Water Hole (Geelong)

0

750

750

0

Sambell Lake (Beechworth)

0

450

450

0

Simpson Recreation Reserve Lakes (Simpson)

0

300

300

0

Spavan Lake (Sunbury)

0

600

600

0

Stanley Ditch Dam (Stanley)

0

500

500

0

Sumsion Gardens Lake (Wodonga)

0

400

400

0

Tchum Lake (Birchip)

0

1000

1000

0

Tea Tree Lake (Mortlake)

0

300

300

0

The Gong (Buninyong)

0

200

200

0

Tom Thumb Lake (Eaglehawk)

0

200

0

0

Tronoh Dredge Hole (Harrietville)

0

400

400

0

Upper Sandy Creek Dam (Sandy Creek)

0

750

750

0

Victoria Lake (Shepparton)

0

750

750

0

Victoria Lakes (Ballarat)

0

500

500

0

Walter J Smith Reserve (Riddles Creek)

0

200

200

0

Yarrambat Lake (Yarrambat)

0

1000

1000

600

*Water unable to be stocked due to unforeseen circumstances, i.e. water levels low or too warm.